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Study Reveals Millennial Success Sequence

The Institute for Family Studies recently published a study, The Millennial Success Sequence: Marriage, Kids, and the ‘Success Sequence’ Among Young Adults, revealing that millennials are much more likely to flourish financially if they follow the “success sequence”: getting at least a high school degree, working full-time, and marrying before having any children, in that order. Other key points […]

Tips on Teaching Your Kids About Sex

Our culture paints a tremendously tainted version of sexuality. Blaring messages thrown around on TV, social media, and billboards must be challenged and confronted in the home. Our culture is not ashamed to talk about sexuality; therefore, parents cannot afford to be ashamed to address sexuality in the home. How you pursue and model relationships […]

Does Less Sex Education Lead to Less Sex?

Teen pregnancies in England fell dramatically after cuts to funding for a sex education program, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the Journal of Health Economics last month, examined the effect of budget cuts to government-run teen pregnancy prevention programs including sex education, free condoms and access to the morning after pill in the last […]

Wait is a Four Letter Word

Whether you are waiting for the dream, the cure or the right guy; everyone is waiting for something. However, when God says, “WAIT,” we can control only two things: how we wait and who we become along the way. In this free e-book, Wait is a Four-Letter Word, author Elizabeth Thompson offers insight into the […]

Download the Love and Laugh App

With an overwhelming amount of negative media today, youth need positive reinforcement. The Abstinence Clearinghouse recently updated the Love and Laugh App to encourage and motivate young people to make positive, healthy choices. The daily affirmations are created to be profound, thought provoking and humorous. How to download the Love and Laugh App: 1. Go […]

New Abstinence Brochure Available

Looking for a unique, fresh way to share the message of abstinence until marriage? Check out our new brochure, The Truth About Abstinence! This brochure shares the benefits of abstinence, the truth about second chances and information debunking the “sex myths” of our culture. Size: 5×5 For more information about this brochure call (605)335-3643 or […]

Have You Had ‘The Prom Talk’ With Your Teen?

With spring comes the anticipation of prom season for thousands of teens. Formal attire is purchased, hair appointments are scheduled and arrangements to take pictures at a unique location are made in preparation for the big day. Amidst all the excitement, do not lose the opportunity to talk to your teen about the pressures they may […]

How Far Is Too Far?

Quite possibly the most terrifying question a teen can ask an abstinence educator is “How far is too far?”. According to abstinence advocate Chad Etzel, “this question assumes that acts of arousal are only more intense forms of affection, that sexual touching is only a more intense form of holding hands. In reality, we express […]

The Unspoken STD

According to Meg Meeker, it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression. In a recent article, Meeker outlined three common physical repercussions of unprotected sex: We now have 35 known STDs. In 1960, we only had two. Teenagers make up one-third of the U.S. population, but they carry 50 […]

Model Adriana Lima Endorses Abstinence Until Marriage

Adriana Lima, one of the worlds top supermodels, has received a great deal of media attention due to her pro-abstinence beliefs. Adriana abstained from sex until she got married at the age of 27 in 2009. “Sex is for after marriage… [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that […]